The country of Georgia is filled with delicious comforting foods and some of the worlds best and oldest semi-sweet red wines! But they do occasionally enjoy a salad and when they do, its almost always with a walnut dressing. This unique dressing provides a creamy texture with vibrant spices such as marigold petal and blue fenungreek which elevates this salad to a whole new level.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields 7 salads
3 medium sized tomatoes chopped
1 cucumber chopped
½ of 1 red onion finely chopped
1/4 Cup parsley finely chopped
1 small bouquet of purple basil (tear into pieces)
2 cloves of garlic minced
2 Tsp Khmeli Suneli
1/2 Cup cup walnuts
½ Cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 of a lemons juice
3 Tbsp water
2 Tsp Svaneti
Cut up your vegetables and set aside in a separate bowl.
Place the garlic, Khmeli Sunneli, walnuts and cilantro in a food processor until it turns into a paste.
Add in the vinegar and water slowly until the paste is the consistency of a pesto.
When ready to serve, pour the pesto on the veggies, mix well and sprinkle the Svaneti over top.